19. Villers-Guislain

Despite fierce fighting, Villers-Guislain was in German hands until the end of the war.

Villers-Guislain was situated in the Allied sector in front of the Hindenburg Line and during the preparations for the battle it was the hiding place for a tank battalion intended to cover the right flank of the British attack. However, after the 30th November counter-offensive, the village was captured by the Germans. The British, with support from Indian cavalry, attempted to retake it with desperate but unsuccessful attacks, and the village was not liberated until 1918.


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Whether they follow the Escaut, drive along country roads, discover the picturesque alleys of the old Cambrai, fortified farms, museums, learn about Matisse and Blériot, lace ang giants, tourists will understand why the inhabitants of this part of France are so happy to welcome them and will feel like coming back.

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